Whether you’re looking for ways to increase your property’s value, add visual interest to your yard, or just enjoy the presence of water, water features can help you achieve what you’re looking for. As an experienced pond builder, we love to create water features, and our clients love to spend time by them after we construct their ponds.
It’s easy to recognize all the ways water features can benefit you, but just in case you are looking for more reasons to justify getting water features for your property, here are a few more benefits to consider:
- Visual Interest – It goes without saying that a pond or other water feature can enhance your yard aesthetically. The light shimmering on the water’s surface paired with the plants or other elements surrounding it make for a beautiful resting spot. A water feature can also act as a focal point in your yard, depending on where you build it.
- White Noise – Water features don’t just look beautiful; they also sound beautiful. The sound of the water as it moves in a pond or other water feature can help you feel calm. Research shows its sound can reduce your stress and anxiety, too.
- Negative Ions – Although it may sound a bit ironic, negative ions have positive effects on your mental and emotional state. By releasing negative ions in the air, water features can help improve your mood.
- Cooling – As water from your pond evaporates into the air, it can have a cooling effect on the surrounding environment. That may not be necessary as we head into the cooler months, but it’s something to think about for when spring and summer arrive again.